Altay. Journey to the country Belovodie. Hiking and rafting

Gorny Altay is the cradle of many peoples. Starting here tribes of Scythians, Huns and Turks spread across the endless expanses of Eurasia. Countless archaeological sites have been found here, which, due to their historical and cultural significance, are included in the world treasury of mankind. Ancient mounds, rock carvings and writings, interesting legends, clear mountain lakes, swift mountain rivers and snow-white peaks, as well as the original traditions of the Altai people await travelers on this route. It will allow them to take a closer look at the past, feel the connection of times and see the beauty of the present.

Location

Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 14 – 21 Jul
    • 28 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 18 – 25 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Denisova Cave
Visit the cave listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Shinok waterfall
See a spectacular cascade of several waterfalls from 3 to 60 m high
The Altai culture
Visit the national museum in the village Ust-Kan
The Uimon valley
Walk along the slopes of Mount Krasnaya and beautiful lakes
The Multinskie lakes
Admire the unique, in its beauty and grandeur, lakes of Altai
Rafting
Rafting on the Koksa River

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer to the base camp in the Denisova Cave area

    Departure from Gorno-Altaisk at 11:00 (local time, difference with Moscow +4 hours).

    Departure point - Gorno-Altaisk airport.

    Food on the road is at your own expense.

    Visit the cheese factory "Manor three A", tea drinking with a tasting of 27 types of cheese on the way.

    Arrival at the base camp in the Denisova Cave area.

    Length: 200 km by car.
    Meals included: Dinner at the cafe. Food on the road is at your own expense.

  • Day 2 - The Denisov and the Museum caves
  • Day 3 - The Shinok Waterfall
  • Day 4 - The Museum of National Altai Culture
  • Day 5 - The Red Mount
  • Day 6 - Rafting on the Koksa river
  • Day 7 - The Multinskie lakes
  • Day 8 - The Upper Uimon village. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The length of the active part: 1080 km by car + 48 km on foot + 0.85 caving + 40 km rafting.

Minimum physical fitness required.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

Accommodation in the park-hotel "Lesnaya Skazka" in 2-3-bed rooms with private facilities in the room and at the eco-tourist complex "Altair" in rooms with private facilities on the floor is included in the tour price.

Supplement for double occupancy in a Standard room (Altair) – RUB 2 600.

Supplement for double occupancy in a Junior suite (Altair) – RUB 4 600.

Supplement for single occupancy:

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Economy) – RUB 9 500.

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Standard) – RUB 14 700.

Lesnaya Skazka (Standard) and Altair (Junior suite) – RUB 18 700.

The park-hotel "Lesnaya Skazka" 3 nights

The hotel is located in a picturesque place of the Altai Mountains in the Soloneshensky district on the banks of the river Askata, near the village of Topolnoe. A lake for fishing and swimming is located 1.5 km from the recreation center. A grassy beach is equipped on the shore.

The base is located on the territory of the maral breeding farm, where you can not only relax, but also actively spend time, combining with treatment programs – antler baths, herbal phytobarrel, massage.

The complex can accommodate up to 130 guests at a time. For accommodation, guests are offered comfortable rooms, winter and summer wooden houses, and there is also the opportunity to stay in tents.

In cozy log summer houses there are two beds, a table, two chairs, a light, a socket. Shower and toilet on the site.

The eco-tourist complex "Altair" 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Altai, Gorno-Altaysk

Included in price

  • three meals a day (except meals on the road);
  • accommodation;
  • service according to the program;
  • excursions according to the program;
  • services of guides;
  • insurance (if a tourist is over 65 years old, additional payment according to the age coefficient is required);
  • transport delivery Gorno-Altaisk – Denisov caves and Ust-Koksa – Gorno-Altaisk and transportation within the route on a comfortable minibus;
  • entrance tickets to museums;
  • transfer to the Lower Multinskoye Lake;
  • rafting on the Koksa river.

Paid extra

  • plane or train tickets to Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • food on the road;
  • baths;
  • additional excursions.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport;
  • warm jacket;
  • waterproof clothing;
  • trekking boots;
  • sneakers and slates (light slippers);
  • seat made of carimat;
  • trekking poles;
  • boots (preferably made of foamed polyurethane);
  • warm tracksuit and warm hat;
  • cotton gloves;
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces;
  • shorts;
  • woolen socks 2 pairs;
  • socks 3-4 pairs;
  • a cap;
  • sunglasses and cream;
  • swimsuit / swimming trunks;
  • a flashlight;
  • a jackknife;
  • matches;
  • batteries;
  • a personal set of dishes;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • medicines: corn plasters, bandage, elastic bandage, iodine, anti-inflammatory drugs, smth for colds.
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